K3 Capital Group planning significant expansion, with 57 roles available as employee numbers exceed 600
K3 Capital Group, the Greater Manchester-based professional services group, with offices throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean, is currently creating almost 60 new roles to add to its existing 600 employees, as it looks to continue a growth journey that has seen revenues increase from circa £10 million in 2017 to over £85m in its current financial year.
The Group, which listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in 2017, was recently acquired for £270 million by Sun European Partners, a subsidiary of Florida-based investment firm, Sun Capital, and in recent months brought onboard a new head of human resources in Louise Roberts to accelerate the acquisition, development and retention of talent to drive K3’s ambitious growth plans.
February has also seen the launch of the Group’s newest Apprenticeship Programme, which will see its first intake in September 2023 and see recruits based within the firm’s UK offices work and study for a BSc (Hons) in Business2Business Sales in association with Leeds Trinity University.
Louise Roberts commented on the new apprenticeship programme: “The K3 Capital Group Team are committed to providing rewarding careers and our new Sales Degree Apprenticeship provides people with the chance to gain a university degree cost free, develop practical skills and earn a salary at the same time!”
“We are working hard here at the K3 Capital Group to attract and develop diverse talent. Our new exciting opportunity is open to anyone that has drive and ambition but can also fit in with our collaborative and inclusive culture.”
“As the UK’s Number one trusted business sales advisor we are collaborative, trusted and focused, we will empower those joining our Degree Apprenticeship programme to achieve their career goals and listen to their thoughts, ideas and challenges.”
The Group is also looking to fill new vacancies throughout its business sales, tax and restructuring divisions, with over 50 roles available. Samantha Relph, the Group’s Talent Acquisition Manager, commented: “For all roles, there is a common theme that we look for when recruiting – high energy, excellent communication skills and those who could be our ‘future leaders’. We are investing heavily in onboarding and on-going training and development and would like to feel that we allow employees to join at a certain level, then develop new skills ‘on the job’ which allow them to progress and grow as our business does.”
We also look for people with potential. Whilst it’s always great to have someone who ticks all the boxes on a job description and comes with heaps of experience under their belt, what’s also interesting to us as Recruiters, is people who have the drive and determination to build a career here – ambition, motivation and aspiration are all qualities we search for when speaking to potential candidates for our business. We are great at ‘growing our own’ and with the support of the Senior Leadership Team and more experienced colleagues, feel we can offer excellent opportunities for those who want a career in our sector.”
Following K3’s takeover by Sun, which will see the Group sit under private ownership for the first time in almost 6 years, Chief Executive Officer, John Rigby, added: “Sun European are 100% committed to our ongoing growth agenda, and I am confident that this new chapter in our story will result in even more investment in training and development schemes for career advancement of our employees, as well as opening up new roles across the entire Group.”